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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 31, 1796 Letter from the War Office with statement of mast and yards for frigate building for the Dey of Algiers [not available] Colonel James Hackett Statement of masts and yards with dimensions and number required for frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire for the Dey of Algiers.
[not available] Dimensions of Masts and Spars for the U. S. Ship "Congress" Unknown Author [not available] Dimensions of the masts and spars for the United States ship "Congress" of 36 guns. The main mast is proportioned by moulded breadth and the main yard by extreme breadth.
1797 Dimensions of the Rigging for the Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] A memorandum that describes the standing rigging for the U. S. Frigate "Constitution."
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of masts, yards and spars for 44 and 36 gun frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox forwards to Tench Coxe the dimensions of the masts, spars and yards of the 36 gun frigates.
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of Masts, Yards, and Spars for 36 Gun Frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Henry Knox provides to Tench Cox a copy of the dimensions of masts and spars for a 44 gun frigate that was previously sent to the Secretary of the Treasury on 26 June 1794.
November 21, 1794 Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
January 25, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Constructors and Superintendents on mast and spar of frigates [not available] [not available] Pickering announces that the naval constructor and captain [superintendent] will have liberty to mast and spar their own ship according to the best of their judgments.
February 8, 1797 Discussion of Shipyard, Masts & Yardarms for Frigate, & Algerian Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses blocks at yard; discusses masts and yard arms re Frigate; discusses dimensions of Frigate; advises re receiving iron; mentions Algerian Frigate.
August 25, 1797 Delivery of Boat Supplies James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver oars, sail, mast and sprit for Commandant's boat at Fort Mifflin.
December 16, 1793 Calculation of the cost of constructing ships of war Joshua Humphreys [not available] An influential shipbuilder calculates the cost of building and maintaining a frigate for the United States. Estimates 23 pounds per ton.
February 1, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Progress, Various Materials, & Dimensions of Sternpost Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, encloses dimensions of sternpost; informs re received trunails; discusses materials for Frigate; discusses shipbuilding material; describes construction progress.
October 10, 1795 Different Measurements for Frigates Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Hoped Truxtun would meet with Mr. Humphreys to discuss mast and yard dimensions, but meeting failed. Enclosed statement for different calculations, all exceed dimensions specified by Truxtun. Enclosed statement copied.
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of Masts, Yards and Spars Henry Knox Tench Coxe Table showing the dimensions of the masts, spars, and spars of a thirty-six gun frigate.
October 1795 Statement of lengths of masts and yards of 44 gun frigates [not available] [not available] A true Statement of the total lengths of the masts and yards for the frigates of 44 guns calculated from the proportions laid down by the following gentlemen: Capt. Truxton, Mr. Humphreys, Capt. Barry.
January 25, 1796 Request for Standardization of Dimensions for Masts, Yards, & Other Ships' Components Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys Discusses the masting of the frigates currently under construction, recommends that the building superintendent of each ship be allowed to judge for themselves the construction of the masts and yards. Asks Humphreys' opinion on these matters, and asks for a standardized set of measurements for the masts, yards, bowsprits, mast heads, and yardarms.
September 30, 1795 Direction for Frigate Mast & Spar Dimensions to Be Discussed Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, directs conference re mast & spar dimensions for Frigates.
March 31, 1794 Suggestion for Obtaining Masts for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphrey noted merchants were in town and that the United States should contract with them to purchase masts for the new frigates to be built.
November 5, 1796 Duties of A Superintendent of Construction For A Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson James McHenry Letter, describes superintendent's duties in the construction of Frigate.
December 12, 1795 [Progress in building frigate at Baltimore, Maryland.] Timothy Pickering [not available] Details related to materials and progress in construction.
January 25, 1796 Circular to the Naval Constructors and Superintendents Timothy Pickering Unknown Recipient Circular from Secretary Pickering to the Naval Constructors and Superintendents. Pickering recommends that because of such varying recommendations by quite reputable people regarding the proportions of the masting for the new warships, the captain and constructor of each frigate should outfit their own ships to the best of their personal judgments.
March 25, 1795 Excerpt from Truxton's sailing book Captain Thomas Truxtun Timothy Pickering Letter encloses excerpt from Truxton's sailing book, specifically recommendations relating to mast construction
November 4, 1796 Letter from the Navy Constructor Josiah Fox [not available] "Statement of materials &c. on hand in the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, arranged agreeably to the foregoing instructions."
May 9, 1797 Rigging a Frigate [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson The writer responds to Thompson's proposal for rigging a frigate by offering terms of a contract and clearly specifying the work to be done.
June 5, 1799 Reports Accounts for Ship Carpenters; Encloses Dimensions for Masts, Spars Samuel Hodgdon Matthew Ernest Reports the arrival of the ship carpenters with their drafts; the accounts will be corrected. Encloses the dimensions of the spars and masts for brig building
December 12, 1795 Progress in building frigate at Norfolk, Va. Timothy Pickering [not available] Details on the frigate construction, what was completed, what tasks were unfinished. All supplies in hand or are arriving daily.